Seems a strange time to step down.

  canarieslover 10:01 AM 13 Nov 12
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Almost coinciding with the launch of Win 8 Steven Sinofsky decides to step down as head of the Windows division at Microsoft. Windows head leaves

I should have thought that now would be a time for basking in the glory, or does he know something that we don't?

  lotvic 11:59 AM 13 Nov 12

Sinofsky has an unfortunate name. I can think of one company that I feel would not like that surname on payroll.

  Forum Editor 13:34 PM 13 Nov 12

"Seems a strange time to step down."

What makes you so sure it was his idea?

  wiz-king 13:54 PM 13 Nov 12

I think Microsoft may be regretting not having Windows 8 in two separate versions - one for tablets/phones and another for laptops/desktops.

Roll on Windows 9.

  Al94 16:00 PM 13 Nov 12

The Register has some speculation http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/13/windowschiefsudden_exit/

  Al94 16:02 PM 13 Nov 12
  canarieslover 16:03 PM 13 Nov 12

Forum Editor

I've no doubt there was a bit of pushing going on but, as we desire stability from our Microsoft O/S's, I would have thought that they would also like to project an image of stability within the Windows department at this time.

  Al94 16:06 PM 13 Nov 12

Third time lucky?

http://tinyurl.com/c9emypq

  Forum Editor 16:49 PM 13 Nov 12

wiz-king

"I think Microsoft may be regretting not having Windows 8 in two separate versions - one for tablets/phones and another for laptops/desktops."

There are separate versions.

  morddwyd 21:12 PM 13 Nov 12

He did not "step down" as you euphemistically put it.

He "left with immediate effect".

In all the jobs I've ever come in contact with that means one thing, whether you're a top exec, or a tea maker!

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